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‘Ugly moral questions will hang over the stadium’

  • World football champion Lionel Messi has found himself in the middle of a big Middle East mess this week after his Argentinian team was invited to play in a World Cup warm-up match at Teddy Kollek Stadium in West Jerusalem on Saturday. Since he was a young child in Argentina, all Messi wanted...
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Highlighting companies that contribute to abuses of Palestinians

  • There are two Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements, which can be confusing. Some want to boycott specific companies and products made on illegal Israeli settlements (the original intent of BDS), while the other wants to boycott anything that is Jewish and Israeli (the new and...
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Christian Arabs hardly receive any support from the Arab world

  • Shady Srour, a Palestinian-Christian filmmaker based in Nazareth, has produced a comedic film called “Holy Air,” which has received huge promotional support from Israeli activists. It is about a fictional character who devises a scheme to sell bottled air from the Holy Land to enrich himself and...
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The hard truth about Qatar’s ‘soft power’ failure

  • The cost runs into hundreds of billions of dollars — but has it been money down the drain for Doha? Qatar has over the past years spent big on so-called “soft power” moves, from the launch of Al Jazeera English in 2006, to the controversial bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, to its invest...
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Racism remains a cornerstone of Israeli society

  • Ahmad Tibi, a leading Palestinian member of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament), did not pull any punches when he recently told me the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racist and the main obstacle to Middle East peace. Elected to the Knesset in 1999, Tibi heads Ta’al (the Arab Movem...
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Arab American journalists under siege

  • Arab American journalism is under siege in America, not just from anti-Arab and anti-Muslim activists, but also from mainstream American journalists themselves. Mainstream American news media have been the primary source to fuel rising anti-Arab discrimination and stereotypes; they have done ev...
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A deep and dangerous knowledge gap

  • Americans are the most educated people in the world but the least educated about the world. The American education gap widens when it comes to topics of the Middle East, an area they should be better informed about considering that in the past nearly two decades, more Americans were killed or...
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Erdogan strengthens secular, moderate Muslim governance

  • In any other election, if someone were to receive more than 51 percent of the vote (a 2.5 percent margin) over a highly controversial issue, the mainstream news media would declare it a decisive victory and a mandate. But the mainstream news media does not apply the same standards of civil ri...
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Pro-Israel students complain about harassment on US campuses

  • You have to hand it to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel lobby group that herds US foreign policy on issues related to Israel and the Middle East. It has come out with a new documentary called “Hate Spaces,” which claims to expose rising anti-Semitism...
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How Hollywood movies define US policies

  • The battle between the biased US news media and President Donald Trump was not the only thing on the minds of Americans during these past few weeks. Nearly 20 million of them went to theaters to watch “Patriots Day,” a dramatization of how two Chechen Muslims killed four Americans and injured...
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